Nitish calls JDU Meeting, trust on Yadav fading: Bihar Politics Fact check
Patna: Nitish Kumar has convened a meeting of JDU MLA's party on Sunday, amid the going controversy between RJD and JDU. It is believed that this meeting can be an important decision about the coalition with the RJD. Nitish Kumar has convened the meeting at his official residence. The politics in Bihar is growing hot with the fading trust in the Yadav leader Lalu Yadav and his sons.
Let me tell you that JDU had given a 4-day ultimatum to its ally RJD in its state executive meeting on July 11, that Tejashwi Prasad Yadav should answer the allegations on his own or resign and leave the party, today was the last day of 4-day ultimatum .
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Speaking to the media on July 12, while talking on all the allegations against him, Tejashwi said, "FIR against me is a political conspiracy. From the very first day, Amit Shah and BJP want us break the alliance. "
Since becoming a minister I adopted zero tolerance against corruption. They are bringing cases against me of 2004. In 2004, our mustache too did not come. How can a 13-14 year old child do all this? Our coalition is strong, it cannot be broken.
Tejashwi Yadav, Deputy CM, Bihar
Among all these accusations, Tejashwi Yadav, father of Rashtriya Yadav and RJD chief, had also made it clear that the Tejashwi will not resign in any case.
Tejashwi and Nitish not seen on stage
On Saturday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM M. Tejashwi Yadav were to come together on a platform in a program on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day in Patna, but Tejashwi Yadav did not get involved in the program.
The CBI and ED had raided several places of Lalu Yadav for allegations of illegally possessing property on Lalu Yadav and his family. JDU is constantly demanding RJD to come out clean. However, Lalu and Tejashwi have described these allegations as a conspiracy of BJP.
BJP gives Nitish a chance
Meanwhile, BJP has offered to support the Nitish government from outside. BJP's Bihar unit chief Nityanand Rai had said that if JDU breaks its alliance with RJD, then BJP can support Nitish Kumar. But he emphasized that the decision will be only taken by the BJP's central leadership.
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The Bihar's power equation, there are a total of 243 seats in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. In which the maximum RJD has 80 seats. The JDU has 71 seats, and the Congress has 27 seats. BJP has 58 seats. If Nitish Kumar and RJD gets separated then only 80 + 27 = 107 will be saved in the Mahagathbandhan. That is 15 seats less than the majority of the figures.
At the same time, if Nitish Kumar shakes hands with RJD to break the coalition, then he can cross the majority figure with 71 + 58 seats and remain in power.
Looks like this is the end of political chapter of the RJD with the alliance breaks in Bihar this time.